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DS has really been into reading lately and wants more chapter books. He just read all of the wimpy kid books and loved them. I tried the cpt. Underpants books, he didn't like them at all, and thinks most of the books I suggest are too girly. Any suggestions?


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really enjoy the Magic Tree House books and the Bailey School Kids books.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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Horrible Harry and Magic Treehouse are generally hits with boys that age.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:41 PM
 
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I just asked my 10yo son what he'd recommend (since the other one of my boys doesn't read chapter books in English yet), and he recommended Captain Underpants. That's not very helpful, since your ds doesn't like those. Ok, so older son has no suggestions. Younger son suggested Kamehameha Nui. He really liked that one

eta- ok, both boys thought and thought (even though I was not thinking about the question anymore) and came up with Magic Treehouse books as well.
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off the top of my head...
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perhaps the mighty robot books by dav pilkey I think.


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Old 04-10-2011, 03:06 AM
 
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Magic Tree House was very popular with my second graders.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:57 AM
 
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My first graders really like The A to Z Mysteries.
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My son loves the Weird School Daze books.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:15 AM
 
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I agree with Magic Tree House and A to Z Mysteries (very popular in my room). Also Ready Freddy. My 1st graders love them!
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:22 AM
 
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For sports books Matt Christopher has some that go with different sports. I think they are boring, but some of the kids like them. Besides, finding a book about skateboarding is hard enough.

If you can get over the name of the series, The Puppy Place, has both boys and girls.

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Old 04-10-2011, 05:57 AM
 
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There are four science themed books out there that pit animals against each other and examine why one would win over the other in a fight. A second grade teacher was going on and on about how her boys love the books but off hand I can't think of the name of them. She described them as very science oriented but written and illustrated so well that the boys just love them.I will try to remember to ask her the name of the series and post back.
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Here are some others..
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If your son like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, here are some others you might try. I agree with the PP's that have recommended the Mighty Robot by Dave Pikley, the A-Z mysteries, and the Magic Tree House. Some others that come to mind that I recommend to kids that like the Wimpy Kid books are:
  • Big Nate (forgive me, I don't know the author)
  • Black Lagoon Chapter Books (VERY different from the picture books)
  • I, Freddy (about a trouble making hamster)
  • Geronimo Stilton (My kids are LOVING these right now!! They are a mixture of a chapter book, picture book and comic all rolled into one) Plus there are a ton of them out there for them to pick from.
Good luck and I hope that he finds a series that he enjoys!!!
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There's a series of books by Henry Winkler (the Fonz!) about a boy - Hank Zipzer. My third grade boys like them. They also like the series Time Warp Trio by Jon Scienska and I think may be the Weird School (titles are Mrs. Daisy is Crazy, Mr. ? is Loopy, etc.) Some of them like the Goosebumps books, too.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:52 AM
 
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Anna, I know the books you're talking about! They're "Who Would Win?" books, like Lion vs. Tiger. Here's an example of one.
http://www.amazon.com/Lion-Vs-Tiger-.../dp/0545175712

My second graders really like Magic Tree House and A to Z Mysteries.

Most of my boys LOVED The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Cavemen from the Future. It's from the same author of Captain Underpants, though.
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My son loved the Magic Treehouse books. He also liked the Wayside school books. I just bought him his first Hardy Boys book. There is also a series that he liked that had a book called Ms. Dasiy is Crazy and another about somebody being off the wall. You could also try Hank the Cowdog. Hank is a little higher level, but our library had them on tape and my son listened to them on the way to school. Good Luck!
 
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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All of these have been mentioned but I have to put my vote in for these based on what my ds loves:
Magic Treehouse, My Weird School, Black Lagoon, Big Nate, Wayside School and most of all Geronimo Stilton...
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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A-Z Mysteries
BoxCar Children (we owned TONS of these!)
Goose Bumps (owned TONS of these too!)
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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I forgot to mention Sideways School stories...very very popular here
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My second grade son LOVES Jigsaw Jones mysteries by James Preller. They are easy to read, but keep the kids guessing until the end of the story.
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My son loved The Indian in the Cupboard - and the sequels. (These are probably a little higher reading level though.
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Anything by Dan Gutman would appeal to boys. My second graders fight over him. He has catchy titles like Mr. Louie is Screwy. They revolve around school scenarios.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:25 PM
 
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My 7 y.o. likes Boxcar Children, Magic Tree House, and anything non-fiction. Currently, Scholastic's Book of Records 2011. Also.. National Geographic Jr. magazine. We've also read Magic School Bus chapter books.
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